Monday, August 15, 2011
Mother’s Day weekend Sam and I drove down to spend the weekend with Lois Lane and her family. Her small little town has become somewhat of a sanctuary for me. It was my first weekend off after my Dad’s funeral and I just felt the need to get away.
Lois is on the board of a place called Teen Turf. It is a local teen center headed by an awesome lady named Eileen. The weekend that I was there is their biggest fund raiser of the year. The have a lovely chicken dinner followed by a live and silent auction. When we got there Lois introduced me to Eileen. She is this little ball of energy that hugged me like we were long lost friends. I told her that I had a fistful of dollars and couldn’t wait for the auction.
I had already decided to make a donation, so Lois said find something you like and bid on it. Eileen had been invited to Oprah’s very last “Favorite Things” show and had donated several items for the auction. I checked out the Oprah items and I fell in love!! Philip Stein designed a special watch for Oprah’s 25th season. It has a double face with O’s and silver 2 and 5 on the top watch in honor of her 25th season. Oh, and yes it has 58 hand set diamonds around the bezel. It is divine and I had to have it!! The bidding started at $500….gulp…..ok here we go!! I have never been so extravagant in my whole life; especially on something for me. As the bidding got higher, the more I was shaking. Once the bidding was over and I got the watch, I just broke down. I was so happy to be able to make such a generous donation in memory of my Dad.